Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce hands out business awards


The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Monday has announced the winners of its annual business awards, the “MARTHA’S.”

The Chamber presented the awards at its annual Business After Hours and Party on September 12 at the Lambert’s Cove Inn in West Tisbury. Winners were chosen by a vote of the membership in the following categories:

Making Martha’s Vineyard a Better Place (A business that has made a significant contribution to the island): winner, YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard; honorable Mention, Martha’s Vineyard Museum and South Mountain Co.

Community Hero (A business that gives back to the community): Cronig’s Market; honorable mention, Sharky’s Cantina.

Repair Extraordinaire (Gets it done quickly and is there when you need them): A.P. Fortes Plumbing; Honorable mention, daRosa’s Office Supplies.

Outstanding Customer Service (You leave feeling “wowed” by their service): Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank.

Everybody’s Favorite (The place you love to go to again and again): Offshore Ale Company; honorable mention, The Lookout Tavern, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore.

Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary (Turning the same old thing into a “wow!”): Harbor View Hotel; honorable mention, Dockside Inn.

Marketing Guru (The one that gets you through their door): Sharky’s Cantina; honorable mention, Net Result fish market, Dreamland.

Best Job for the Day (If you could work anywhere for a day): Island Spirit Kayak; honorable mention, Morning Glory Farm.